As Christmas draws near, the Flyers can’t wait for Santa to get here. What would the Flyers like to see, under the tree in the concourse of the WFC? Even though they are playing with all their might, watching the Flyers has been quite a fright. With the team failing to bring cheer, what do the Flyers need from Santa this year?
The old Ivan Provorov
The soon-to-be 22-year-old is struggling mightily through the season after blowing everyone away during his first two campaigns. Failing to find his way both defensively and offensively, one of the Flyers biggest issues has been their number one defenseman going missing. On pace to put up his worst offensive season in his young career, it is obvious he doesn’t have much confidence. Provorov has had flashes of his old self throughout the season, but has yet to fully fall back into form. Hopefully a new year means a new Ivan Provorov.
Even with the young superstar Carter Hart making his NHL debut, there is still a need for a solid goaltender in Philadelphia. With Brian Elliott on the shelf potentially long term, and Stolarz still a couple of weeks away from returning, Michal Neuvirth is the only goaltender that can relieve Hart at the moment. There isn’t a whole lot of options available, but it is up to Chuck Fletcher to find someone to take as much pressure off of Carter Hart as possible.
Even though Scott Gordon has done a great job in the short time he has been here, The ultimate goal for this team would be Joel Quenneville as head coach. The rumors of his return to action have been flying ever since the Flyers fired Hakstol, but so far the rumors have been just that. It is too early to write off Scott Gordon as a legitimate contender for the head coaching job, but Coach Q would bring a pedigree to the Flyers bench that they haven’t seen in decades.
Who doesn’t want Samuel Morin back? Especially now with Carter Hart taking his throne in the Flyers net, having someone like Morin back there to clear the crease will help him tremendously. With the defense struggling as much as it has, they should welcome any options to help right the ship.
By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)
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